ᴹQ. inimeite adj. “*feminine” (Category: Female)
An unglossed word in The Etymologies of the 1930s under the root ᴹ√INI “female” (Ety/INI), the equivalent of ᴹQ. hanuvoite and hence probably an adjective meaning “*feminine”. This word is unusual in form, since [ei] generally became [ī] in Quenya, so the expected form is *inimíte.
Conceptual Development: In the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s a word for “feminine, female” was ᴱQ. qimenoite, adjectival form of ᴱQ. qin (qim-) “woman, female” (QL/77). This word reappeared in Early Qenya Word-lists along with variant qimíte, both given after ᴱQ. qinya “female” and thus probably adjectives of similar meaning (PE16/135).
Reference ✧ Ety/INI
|-ite||“(verbal) adjective ending”|
|ᴹ√INI > inimeite||[inimeite]||✧ Ety/INI|
References ✧ PE16/135; QL/77
|qin¹||“woman, female”||✧ PE16/135; QL/77|
|#-noite||“adjective suffix”||✧ QL/77 (#-noite)|